The City of Waxahachie is now registering participants for the Waxahachie 101 educational program.

The program provides participants with a general overview of city operations and visits a different city department each of the nine sessions. The program will begin in September 2018 and run through May 2019.

The Waxahachie 101 program was developed in 2009 to promote a better understanding of local city government. The purpose is to help residents gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of city council and city staff, and become more aware of the departments, programs, and activities.

“The goal of this course is to provide our residents with an outlet to learn more about the basic operations of the city," relayed, Amy Borders, Director of Communications and Marketing. "Waxahachie 101 will give participants an insider’s view of each department, as well as a better understanding of city government."

The only requirements to participate in Waxahachie 101 are that participants be 18 years of age or older, reside in Ellis County, and be able to attend meetings on a regular basis. The class is limited to 25 members, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. The meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. The sessions will begin in September 2018 and run until May 2019. The May meeting will be a “graduation” and appreciation luncheon.